KENNEWICK, Wash-- You might think hotels are filling up as we approach Christmas, but a number of Tri-Cities hotels say that's not the case.
Most hotels we spoke to say there hasn't been a strong holiday push this year. Some did say they got a small spike in the number of guests after flights were cancelled last weekend, but overall numbers appear to be low.
One hotel workers says this winter has been especially slow, and mother nature may be to blame.
Mark Blotz of the Clover Island Inn says his company is down almost 10-percent from years past, but he admits a slow season is almost to be expected since the hotel was coming off a record year.
He says once the weather warms back up, he's confident business will be back to normal.